Lesson 3:  Learning the keysmri

Read the paragraphs Position Points and Finger Positions.  Practice typing the letters to be learned.  It is okay to look at the keys during this preview time.  Place the mouse pointer into the practice box, left click, and begin typing.  Keep eyes on monitor screen and keyboard chart.

Do not worry about errors as you type.  Observing your typing errors by you and your teacher is an important step toward learning to type and improving accuracy.

Correcting errors with Backspace, left arrow,  or Delete key serves no useful purpose and will hinder your keyboard learning.  Correcting errors with Backspace or Delete key is for word processing - not for learning the keyboard.  Typing errors cannot be corrected using backspace, delete, or arrow keys.

Position Points
Sit up straight in your chair with YOUR back against back of chair
Both feet flat on the floor -- no legs crossed
LEFT index finger on the letter F -- RIGHT index finger on the letter J
Fingers curved with palms raised -- palms are not touching desktop
Eyes always on the screen as you type -- not on the keys

Finger Positions
Place left and right hands on the home row keys
Letter M  typed with the J finger - practice typing  j m j m j m j m j m j m j m j m j m j m
Letter R  typed with the F finger - practice typing  f r f r f r f r f r f r f r f r f r f r f r f r f r
Letter I  typed with the K finger - practice typing  k i k i k i k i k i k i k i k i k i k i k i k i k i

Curve the fingers with palms raised.  Do not let your palms touch the desktop.

Either thumb presses the SPACE BAR.  Right thumb is traditionally used but left thumb is okay.


Press the ENTER KEY at the end of each line.  Move only right little finger - not the entire right hand.



Practice Lesson 3 mri
Line numbers are not typed.  Press ENTER at end of each line.  Typing errors cannot be corrected.  Choose to type and complete at least one lesson during each class period.

 1  jjj jmj jmj mjm me; mi; jmj mom; mom fff frf frf rfr for; far fir 
fff frf rfr moms rim dimmer; mirk riker kik iki kirk dirk; firms;
for her marks; more jars; kik; dear sir; for his risk; if she is;
her dark oak desk lie is a joke; he has added a rare look from me
he has added a rare look from some old red oak; for his dark risk
sash mare dash hire lash elms hash foal lame jell dark sell lass;
aide lame dame fame same dark dare dale sale aide side hide ride;
fake jars; jams jade; joke; deeds; feed; heed; heals; elms; alms;

Have your teacher review this lesson with you when finished.
Then select the next lesson at Keyboarding Main Menu